Small correction here.. The legend goes that at that time, Emperor Claudius II of Rome had a lot of wars to fight but he found it tough to recruit soldiers. He attributed this to men refusing to leave their wives and families. As such, he cancelled all the engagements and weddings in Rome. A priest named Valentine (St. Valentine), defied the emperor together with another saint (named Marius) by continuing to marry couples. When he was found out, he was brutally beaten and put to death.. However, this is only legend. Very little reliable information is known about St. Valentine except that he was real and he was matyred. He is a saint associated with courtly love.With regards to Christianity, the Catholic Church follows a liturgical calendar, which has certain days dedicated to celebrate mass in memorial/feasts of certain saints lives or notable events that happened in the Bible or that relates to the Faith. The Church celebrates the feast of St. Valentine on Feb 14. It was instated by Pope Gelasius in 496 AD.It doesn't lay claim to creating Valentine's day celebrations as we know it today.
I mean, I read your thing here, and all I came away with is, aren't you that thing that gets dropped in the toilet tank every month or so? What's your point? Did your mom make you write this as some kind of weird punishment? That would make sense.PS Christmas has nothing to do with the birth of Christ, but I wouldn't expect you to know that.
No, showing love doesn't have to be flowers and chocolate. Valentine's day is just a time to make a special effort in the experiences you already have. If you two feel loved while sitting at home watching tv then do that and make a big deal about it
@Pric_Nick Look man, holiday's are cool and they are fun when the person you love is loving you back. I just don't like the commercialism and all the keeping up with the Jones that goes along with them.
@Pric_Nick I agree with you that showing love doesn't have to be about chocolates and flowers.I'm curious if you thought that's what I meant, and if so what made you think that?
No doubt I don't need hallmark to dictate a certain day, or anything else. I have for years not bought my wife anything for Valentine's day and she agrees. They jack all the prices up for what? To say I love you... not. I tell her everyday before I go off to work... she knows
@SouthernLAguy Bro, you sound like a great guy. Salute!
Take it day by day lol I have my moments lol
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Lol you rock girl 👌
Thank you, you too! :)
I work on a cruise ship. I can tell you, that its definitely about marketing, and it's effective.
@KernowC0N Haha yeah! One of the best marketing tricks in the world :D
Yes I agree with you 💕
the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed. The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavoured to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feaSt. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.
It is for commerce, not love anymore.
Well said. Except cholotes is spelled chocolates.
Really or both of you got other persons as Valentine dates?
Angelina, I didn’t say that. We just didn’t celebrate it